Andrey Goltsblat and Anton Sitnikov are among the world’s leading M&A lawyers


Andrey Goltsblat, Managing Partner of Goltsblat BLP and Senior Partner in Corporate / M&A and Investment Projects and Anton Sitnikov, Partner, Head of Corporate / M&A of Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), have been identified by the prestigious legal directory Who’s Who Legal as being among the world’s leading M&A lawyers.

For many years now, Andrey Goltsblat and Anton Sitnikov have been included in the list of the world’s leading M&A lawyers by this well-known international directory, based on independent research with clients and peers. .

Andrey Goltsblat, Managing Partner of Goltsblat BLP: "It is a pleasure for us that this year our achievements in the M&A sector have again been recognised by such a prestigious international directory. Despite the serious business challenges, we are seeing a quite substantial level of business activity on the M&A market and are pleased to be of use to our clients, continuing to demonstrate professionalism and provide high quality services."

Anton Sitnikov, Partner, Head of Corporate / M&A of Goltsblat BLP: "Despite the general slowdown in M&A activity last year, our team handled a number of interesting projects and provided legal assistance on a range of high profile deals on the market. This recognition is additional confirmation of our role as a leading M&A team in Russia and internationally".

Goltsblat BLP’s Corporate/ M&A Practice is one of the strongest – and one of the biggest – Corporate / M&A teams in the market, and is very well positioned in terms of experience and resources to provide any type of corporate / M&A and other transactional and general corporate legal services. On complex deals, the team is supported by top tier specialist expertise from the firm’s other practice groups, each being long established and top-ranked in its respective area, including Competition / Antitrust, Real Estate & Construction, LDR, Tax, IP and Employment. 

Lawyers of the Goltsblat BLP Corporate / M&A are reputed as experts with substantial experience in Russian corporate law and support for international transactions. In particular, the leading European directory Chambers Europe 2015 lists among the Practice’s merits: "Outstanding knowledge of M&A specifics at both the regional and the international level".

In-depth practical knowledge of Russian corporate law, as well as hundreds of deals executed under Russian law by the lawyers of the practice, combined with a vast experience of supporting cross-border international deals, allows the team to provide tailored legal advice. Whether opting for Russian or English or other relevant governing law in any particular case, our team is able to identify the optimal solution for our clients, based on our understanding of how the relevant legal models and mechanisms work in practice and, in particular, how they apply to Russian deals.

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